Wildhorse to host Eli Young Band July 17

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PENDLETON — The Eli Young Band will appear live in an outdoor concert at 7 p.m. July 17 at the Wildhorse Resort and Casino, 46510 Wildhorse Blvd. Tickets are on sale now.

The platinum selling Eli Young Band was a the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards Song of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Single Record of the Year nominee.

Members are Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson. They met while students at the University of North Texas.

They played college parties and local bars in the thriving Texas “Red Dirt” music scene. In 2005, the band began touring and by early 2007, had a record deal and two albums under their belt.

By 2011 the band had a platinum single and a number one hit and by July 2012, the song “Even if it Breaks Your Heart,” reached number one on Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart.

Tickets are $20 for lawn seating and $55 for reserved, at the Wildhorse Resort and Casino Gift Shop, at www.wildhorseresort.com or by calling Box Office Tickets at 800-494-8497.

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